When can I plant Anemone in Zone 8b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 8b can be read to figure out when to plant anemone.


Planting Calendar for Anemone

Frost tolerance for anemone: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Anemone do well in moderate cold which means that you can get them planted earlier than other frost tender plants.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant anemone
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant anemone
Probably not a good time to plant anemone

The earliest that you can plant anemone in Zone 8b is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant anemone and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your anemone may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your anemone indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on March 15 in Zone 8b. It might get as low as 15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 8b and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 8b there is a last frost after March 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your anemone in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 8b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 8b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)March 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)November 15
Lowest Expected Low15°F
Highest Expected Low20°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 15°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 20°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 8b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 8b.